Palm Publishing

Publisher: Palm Publishing

Palm Publishing is an award-winning publisher and distributor of children' books. Featuring beautiful illustrations, these titles have all been published in conjuction with the Smithsonian Institute, so you can be sure readers are getting the best information possible, presented with engaging pictures and stories.

About this collection: 

Beautifully illustrated books published in conjunction with Smithsonian Institute under the Soundprints brand.

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Twinkle Twinkle
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Twinkle Twinkle

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Children will have a blast following along with these classic nursery rhymes! With colorful and wacky illustrations and fun songs, kids will be coming back to read these again and again. Rhymes included are Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Hush Little Baby; Star Light, Star Bright; Lullaby and Goodnight; and Rock-a-Bye Baby.

ISBN: 9781607273271
24 395 sec 1-4 Fiction
Let's Laugh
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Let's Laugh

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Children laugh along to entertaining nursery rhymes! Le's Laugh presents playful and colorful illustrations to beloved nursery rhymes, including This Old Man; Dear Liza; There Was An Old Woman, and more. Fun rhymes and great illustrations following each classic nursery rhyme.

ISBN: 9781590698976
36 436 sec 1-4 Fiction
Alphabet of Animals
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Alphabet of Animals

Author: Gates Galvin, Laura

Come along on an alphabet adventure, discovering different animals, starting with Ant and ending with Zebra, plus many more in between. With fun rhymes, interesting facts and great illustrations, all reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, this Alphabet book is sure to keep children interested from A to Z.

ISBN: 9781607274438
Gates Galvin, Laura
40 543 sec 1-5 430L Fiction
Alphabet Of Dance
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Alphabet Of Dance

Author: Heit, Barbie

Salsa, Jitterbug, Box Step and Hip Hop your way through this extraordinary alphabet book. Children will enjoy the fun rhymes and colorful pictures depicting types of dance and vocabulary unique to the world of dance! Reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607272540
Heit, Barbie
40 449 sec 1-3 560L Fiction
Alphabet of Earth
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Alphabet of Earth

Author: Heit, Barbie

Come celebrate planet Earth! Children will learn all there is to learn about our beautiful planet, from Air to Zephyr. With fun rhymes, interesting facts and great illustrations, this Alphabet book is sure to keep children interested from A to Z. Reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy. Watch your kids learn how each and every one of us can help make the world a cleaner, greener place to live!

ISBN: 9781607270959
Heit, Barbie
40 557 sec 1-5 600L Fiction
Alphabet of Insects
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Alphabet of Insects

Author: Heit, Barbie

Children will get lost in a world of insects with this wonderful Alphabet book. From Aphid to Zebra Caterpillar, and everything in between, there is so much that kids will learn. With fun rhymes, interesting facts and great illustrations, this Alphabet book is sure to keep children interested from A to Z. Reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607271918
Heit, Barbie
40 538 sec 1-5 540L Fiction
Alphabet of Music
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Alphabet of Music

Author: Heit, Barbie

Children will get lost in a world of Music with this wonderful Alphabet book. From Allegro to Zither, and everything in between, there is so much that kids will learn. With fun rhymes, interesting facts and great illustrations, this Alphabet book is sure to keep children interested from A to Z. Reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy. 

ISBN: 9781592499953
Heit, Barbie
40 531 sec 1-5 510L Fiction
Alphabet of Sports
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Alphabet of Sports

Author: Heit, Barbie

Children will get lost in a world of sports with this wonderful Alphabet book. From Athlete to Zone Defense, and everything in between, there is so much that kids will learn. With fun rhymes, interesting facts and great illustrations, this Alphabet book is sure to keep your child interested from A to Z. Reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy. 

ISBN: 9781607274469
Heit, Barbie
40 449 sec 1-5 740L Fiction
Art A to Z
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Art A to Z

Author: Gates Galvin, Laura

It's time to get creative! Children will learn about important art techniques, essential art forms, famous artists and their well-known works of art in our rhyming alphabet book. It's perfect for the young artist in every child! 

ISBN: 9781607271963
Gates Galvin, Laura
40 439 sec 1-5 810L Fiction
Dogs A To Z
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Dogs A To Z

Author: Heit, Barbie

This extraordinary alphabet book will introduce children to all kinds of interesting facts about dogs. Children will learn through rhymes, an informative glossary and beautiful illustrations all about the animal that is considered man's best friend.

ISBN: 9781607271987
Heit, Barbie
40 445 sec 1-5 830L Fiction
A Busy Day for Stegosaurus
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A Busy Day for Stegosaurus

Author: Bentley, Dawn

Stegosaurus wakes from a deep sleep. She looks at her nest filled with several large eggs. When the eggs hatch, Stegosaurus will have babies to look after, but for now, she must find food for herself.

ISBN: 9781607273547
Bentley, Dawn
32 255 sec 1-6 780L Fiction
Is Apatosaurus Okay?
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Is Apatosaurus Okay?

Author: Nussbaum, Ben

Apatosaurus lumbers toward the stream to eat. She is slow and tired. A pack of Ceratasaurus sense that Apatosaurus is not strong and slowly start to surround her. Will Apatosaurus be OK? Kids are bound to love this book with its detailed illustrations and storyline that has been reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607273493
Nussbaum, Ben
32 375 sec 1-5 730L Fiction
It's Tyrannosaurus Rex!
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It's Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Author: Bentley, Dawn

The stillness of the prehistoric forest is shattered by a loud pounding sound. What could it be? It's Tyrannosaurus Rex, the fiercest predator in all the land, and she is hungry! What will Tyrannosaurus Rex find to eat? Kids are bound to love this book with its detailed illustrations and storyline that has been reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607273561
Bentley, Dawn
32 264 sec 1-6 830L Fiction
Mosasaurus Mighty Ruler of the Sea
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Mosasaurus Mighty Ruler of the Sea

Author: Wagner, Karen

The prehistoric sea can be a dangerous place, even for an enormous creature like Mosasaurus. Will Mosasaurus make his way through the water safely and find himself a tasty snack? Kids are bound to love this book with its detailed illustrations and storyline that has been reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781592497836
Wagner, Karen
32 359 sec 1-6 850L Fiction
Pteranodon Soars
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Pteranodon Soars

Author: Bentley, Dawn

Pteranodon flies above the ocean, swooping down to pick up fish to bring back to her babies. A dark shape lurks under the water, it's a Mosasaur! Will Pteranodon get away? Kids are bound to love this book with its detailed illustrations and storyline that has been reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607273516
Bentley, Dawn
32 274 sec 1-6 740L Fiction
Saber-tooth Trap
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Saber-tooth Trap

Author: Bentley, Dawn

Saber-Tooth Tiger and his pack approach a shallow lake. The waters look calm and inviting, but just under the surface is a very sticky tar-like substance. It's a trap; will he be able to escape? Kids are bound to love this book with its detailed illustrations and storyline that has been reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607273523
Bentley, Dawn
32 340 sec 1-6 800L Fiction
Spinosaurus In The Storm
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Spinosaurus In The Storm

Author: Nussbaum, Ben

A flood has forced Spinosaurus away from her home. She must find a place to wait for the water to recede. Will she find a safe spot? Kids are bound to love this book with its detailed illustrations and storyline that has been reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607273530
Nussbaum, Ben
32 295 sec 1-6 710L Fiction
Triceratops Gets Lost
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Triceratops Gets Lost

Author: Bentley, Dawn

The Prehistoric forest can be a very dangerous place for a young Triceratops. That's why he always travels with his herd. But when Triceratops is left behind, he suddenly finds himself alone and helpless! Will Triceratops find his herd?

ISBN: 9781607278771
Bentley, Dawn
32 289 sec 1-6 780L Fiction
Velociraptor: Small Speedy
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Velociraptor: Small Speedy

Author: Bentley, Dawn

Velociraptor and his band are fierce predators and some of the fastest runners in the land and they are always ready for adventure. None of the other creatures in the valley want to be near when the Velociraptors come around. Kids are bound to love this book with its detailed illustrations and storyline that has been reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607273578
Bentley, Dawn
32 283 sec 1-4 700L Fiction
Woolly Mammoth In Trouble
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Woolly Mammoth In Trouble

Author: Bentley, Dawn

It is the Ice Age and Woolly Mammoth is at home on the cold, windy plains of Europe. As a storm comes and heavy snow falls, Woolly Mammoth realizes he is lost. A pack of Saber-Tooth Tigers catches sight of Woolly Mammoth. Can he find his way out of this trouble?

ISBN: 9781607273585
Bentley, Dawn
32 261 sec 1-7 890L Fiction
The Story of a Clown Anemonefish
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Coral Reef Hideaway: The Story of a Clown Anemonefish

Author: Boyle, Doe

A clown anemonefish must protect not only the sea anemone, but also her tiny eggs. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Coral Reef Hideaway is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592494804
Boyle, Doe
32 468 sec 1-6 4.3 900L Fiction
The Story of a Bottlenose Dolphin
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Dolphin's First Day: The Story of a Bottlenose Dolphin

Author: Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen

Little Dolphin learns to speak, hunt mullet and frolic with seaweed, but can this bottlenose baby fend off a shark attack? Children can find out as this thrilling story unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Dolphin's First Day is a fun and informative story with detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592490561
Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen
32 526 sec 1-6 3.9 640L Fiction
The Story of a Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
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Dolphin's Rescue: The Story of a Pacific White-Sided Dolphin

Author: Halfmann, Janet

Leaping and bursting above the waves, a group of dolphins swim alongside a research ship. The scientists on board watch and clap. Suddenly one of the dolphins lands on the ship! Will the scientists be able to save the dolphin? Find out as this exciting story unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Dolphin's Rescue is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592494286
Halfmann, Janet
32 480 sec 1-6 4 730L Fiction
At Home in the Tropics
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Galapagos Fur Seal: At Home in the Tropics

Author: Sherrow, Victoria

A tropical island might seem like a strange home for an animal with a thick fur coat, but for Galapagos Fur Seal, it's just perfect. Join Fur Seal as he plays with other young seals and learns to dive and hunt for fish in this fact-based story. New and improved series changes make Galapagos Fur Seal: At Home in the Tropics ideal for schools and libraries. This book has been carefully reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy.

ISBN: 9781607276135
Sherrow, Victoria
32 468 sec 1-6 880L Fiction
The Story of a Sperm Whale
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Giant of the Sea: The Story of a Sperm Whale

Author: Granet Raff, Courtney

The world beneath the waves can be dangerous and it is important for the pod to stick together. When a fierce killer whale threatens Mother Whale's calf, can the pod defend him? Features an informative storyline and colorful illustrations.

ISBN: 9781931465809
Granet Raff, Courtney
32 411 sec 1-6 3.9 810L Fiction
Great White Shark: Ruler of the Sea
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Great White Shark: Ruler of the Sea

Author: Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen

Baby White Shark battles hunger and injury, until one day she becomes the great ruler of the ocean. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Great White Shark: Ruler of the Sea is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Features an informative storyline and colorful illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592491964
Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen
32 496 sec 1-6 3.7 530L Fiction
Hermit Crab's Home
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Hermit Crab's Home: Safe in a Shell

Author: Halfmann, Janet

Children follow Hermit Crab as she searches for a new shell. The shells she finds are either too big or already occupied. Without a shell, Hermit Crab has no protection. Will she be able to find a new home? Find out as this fun adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Hermit Crab's Home: Safe in a Shell is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592497331
Halfmann, Janet
32 506 sec 1-6 880L Fiction
Little Walrus Warning
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Little Walrus Warning

Author: Young, Carol

A young walrus and his mother begin their spring migration. The walrus herd is threatened by a hungry polar bear. Can Little Walrus warn the herd in time? Children can find out as this thrilling adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Little Walrus Warning is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781568999371
Young, Carol
32 451 sec 1-6 4.2 840L Fiction
Lobster's Secret
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Lobster's Secret

Author: Hollenbeck, Kathleen M.

Lobster was just molted, and the secret he keeps about his menacing-looking new shell could get him in a lot of trouble. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Lobster's Secret is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592494873
Hollenbeck, Kathleen M.
32 507 sec 1-6 4.1 780L Fiction
Manatee Winter
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Manatee Winter

Author: Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen

Two gentle giants must swim up a Florida river to escape the chill of winter. Along the way, Little Calf dives deep- and gets tangled in a clump of water-weeds. Can his mother save him? Manatee Winter is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781568999364
Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen
32 499 sec 1-6 3.8 810L Fiction
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
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Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Author: Halfmann, Janet

Narwhal stays close to land as he swims through the Arctic bay. Even with the protection of his long horn, he is not safe from predators. Will Narwhal escape from a pod of killer whales, polar bears and dangerous ice drifts on his journey to his winter home in the sea? Children can find out as this thrilling adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Book features an informative storyline and colorful illustrations.

ISBN: 9781607270188
Halfmann, Janet
32 481 sec 1-6 850L Fiction
Octopus' Den
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Octopus' Den

Author: Langeland, Deirdre

Octopus escapes from a moray eel but more trouble lies ahead: Octopus' den has been stolen by another octopus! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Octopus' Den is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781607271277
Langeland, Deirdre
32 545 sec 1-6 800L Fiction
Orca Song
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Orca Song

Author: Armour, Michael C.

Unskilled Orca Pup gets caught in an abandoned net. Trapped and alone, will he ever hear the songs of his orca family again? Children can find out as this thrilling adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Orca Song is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Book features an informative storyline and colorful illustrations.

ISBN: 978159248901
Armour, Michael C.
32 479 sec 1-6 770L Fiction
The Story of a Sea Otter
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Otter On His Own: The Story of a Sea Otter

Author: Boyle, Doe

Sea Otter Pup's mother teaches him to dive and hunt. When the pup follows his mother into the open sea, more than just excitement awaits them as a great white shark is lurking near. Will they escape the attack? Find out as this thrilling adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Otter on his Own is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781931465533
Boyle, Doe
32 471 sec 1-6 4.1 980L Fiction
Pelican's Catch
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Pelican's Catch

Author: Halfmann, Janet

Pelican has just learned how to fly, but she also needs to learn how to catch fish. Children can find out as this thrilling adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Pelican's Catch is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592492855
Halfmann, Janet
32 416 sec 1-6 3.9 920L Fiction
A Story of a Humboldt Penguin
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Penguin's Family: A Story of a Humboldt Penguin

Author: Hollenbeck, Kathleen M.

As penguin grows older, his mother and father take care of him. They protect him from hungry sea birds and provide him with food. Now they must teach him how to swim. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Penguin's Family is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Features an informative storyline and colorful illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592493470
Hollenbeck, Kathleen M.
32 466 sec 1-6 3.3 820L Fiction
Polar Bear Horizon
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Polar Bear Horizon

Author: Halfmann, Janet

It is early spring and Polar Bear and her two cubs are growing hungry after spending the cold winter months in their den. Will Polar Bear be able to find and protect her hungry cubs? Find out as this exciting story unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Polar Bear Horizon is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592495665
Halfmann, Janet
32 502 sec 1-4 3.7 830L Fiction
Puffer's Surprise
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Puffer's Surprise

Author: Gaines Winkelman, Barbara

When a bass lunges at Puffer, he suddenly blows up like a beach ball! Now twice his size, Puffer is able to face the dangers of the deep! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Puffer's Surprise is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592490349
Gaines Winkelman, Barbara
32 356 sec 1-6 900L Fiction
The Story of a Loggerhead Turtle
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Sea Turtle Journey: The Story of a Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Jay, Lorraine A.

Loggerhead grows bigger and stronger as this intriguing story unfolds. Children can find out as this thrilling adventure unfolds! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Sea Turtle Journey is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592495481
Jay, Lorraine A.
32 515 sec 1-6 800L Fiction
The Story of a Herring Gull
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Seagull By The Shore: The Story of a Herring Gull

Author: Giancamilli Birch, Vanessa

Join Seagull as she takes care of her family, preparing her babies to grow into healthy, strong herring gulls. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Seagull by the Shore is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781607270904
Giancamilli Birch, Vanessa
32 581 sec 1-6 1000L Fiction
The Story of a Harbor Seal
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Seal Pup Grows Up: The Story of a Harbor Seal

Author: Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen

Seal Pup and his mother play catch with a piece of kelp. But when mother seal leaves to join the adult herd in the sea, Seal Pup must learn to live on his own. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Seal Pup Grows Up is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781568990408
Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen
32 524 sec 1-6 740L Fiction
The Story of a Pacific Salmon
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Sockeye's Journey Home: The Story of a Pacific Salmon

Author: Gaines Winkelman, Barbara

Sockeye Salmon returns to his birthplace by swimming inland from the Pacific Ocean through rivers and lakes. Watch your children join Sockeye on this amazing adventure! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Sockeye's Journey Home is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592497553
Gaines Winkelman, Barbara
32 615 sec 1-6 970L Fiction
Swordfish Returns
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Swordfish Returns

Author: Korman, Susan

A tiny swordfish hatches in the Caribbean Sea. As the months pass, his bill grows long and will soon become a mighty hunting weapon! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Swordfish Returns is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations.

ISBN: 9781592491278
Korman, Susan
32 333 sec 1-7 3.4 750L Fiction
Alligator at Saw Grass Road
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Alligator at Saw Grass Road

Author: Halfmann, Janet

Children read-along to the exciting story of Alligator as she raises her young once they hatch from their eggs. Watch as they learn to hunt, swim, and evade danger. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Alligator at Saw Grass Road delivers a fun and informative story with detailed, beautiful illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273677
Halfmann, Janet
32 514 sec 1-6 910L Fiction
Badger at Sandy Ridge Road
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Badger at Sandy Ridge Road

Author: Diaz, Katacha

Badger is looking for the perfect place to build a new den. This will be home for her new babies. But will Badger find the right place to start her new family?  Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Badger at Sandy Ridge Road is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592494224
Diaz, Katacha
32 513 sec 1-6 4.7 870L Fiction
Black Bear Cub at Sweet Berry Trail
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Black Bear Cub at Sweet Berry Trail

Author: Gates Galvin, Laura

Children follow the Black Bear family as they cool off in the lake, find honey in the woods and have a fun day of playing and exploring! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Black Bear Cub at Sweet Berry Trail is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592497744
Gates Galvin, Laura
32 459 sec 1-6 850L Fiction
Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane
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Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane

Author: Korman, Susan

Children follow Box Turtle as she stirs from her cozy bed of leaves and soil to find the perfect spot to lay her eggs. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard! Book Features An informative storyline and colorful illustrations.

ISBN: 9781607273707
Korman, Susan
32 454 sec 1-6 780L Fiction
Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle
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Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle

Author: Dennard, Deborah

Bullfrog is ready to find a spot of his own where he will use his deep, croaking song to attract a mate. On his search Bullfrog is alert for danger but still faces many challenges along the way. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard! Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle is one of the required texts included in the New York State Common Core ELA Curriculum for Grade 3.

ISBN: 9781607273714
Dennard, Deborah
32 422 sec 1-6 950L Fiction
Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane
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Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane

Author: Gates Galvin, Laura

In a backyard in southern New England, Bumblebee emerges from her winter hibernation and soon her nest is a flurry of activity. Follow Bumblebee and her young as they collect nectar while buzzing around a New England backyard. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273721
Gates Galvin, Laura
32 525 sec 1-6 980L Fiction
Canada Goose at Cattail Lane
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Canada Goose at Cattail Lane

Author: Gates Galvin, Laura

In early spring, a Canada Goose patiently sits on a bundle of eggs. Weeks later, five fluffy goslings finally hatch. Canada Goose and her mate have a lot to teach their young. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Canada Goose at Cattail Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273738
Gates Galvin, Laura
32 580 sec 1-6 830L Fiction
Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lan
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Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane

Author: Sherrow, Victoria

Winter is near, and Chipmunk is scampering around gathering as many nuts and seeds as possible to take back to her burrow for the long hibernation. Follow Chipmunk as she fends off competitors and prepares for the long, cold winter. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592498352
Sherrow, Victoria
32 405 sec 1-6 830L Fiction
Cottontail at Clover Crescent
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Cottontail at Clover Crescent

Author: Lamm, C. Drew

Leaving her babies sheltered in a warm blanket of leaves, hungry Cottontail ventures into the backyard to nibble on clover. While feeding, she encounters another rabbit and the two leap and play together. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Cottontail at Clover Crescent is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592491124
Lamm, C. Drew
32 478 sec 1-6 3.3 680L Fiction
Deer Mouse at Old Farm Road
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Deer Mouse at Old Farm Road

Author: Gates Galvin, Laura

Deer Mouse prepares a nest for her soon-to-be born babies. Then she ventures into the night for food, but the backyard hides a prowling cat and a swooping owl! Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Deer Mouse at Old Farm Road is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592491957
Gates Galvin, Laura
32 518 sec 1-6 4 890L Fiction
Fawn at Woodland Way
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Fawn at Woodland Way

Author: Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen

Children will follow Fawn as she dashes from danger, eats lilacs and closely follows her mother's lead. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Fawn at Woodland Way is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607272328
Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen
32 490 sec 1-6 890L Fiction
Firefly at Stonybrook Farm
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Firefly at Stonybrook Farm

Author: Pfeffer, Wendy

Firefly crawls out of the ground and flies into the night sky. Flashing his glowing body, he attempts to find a mate. Danger strikes when a little girl tries to catch him. Will he get away? Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Firefly at Stonybrook Farm is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592492848
Pfeffer, Wendy
32 453 sec 1-6 4 830L Fiction
Garter Snake at Willow Creek Lane
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Garter Snake at Willow Creek Lane

Author: Halfmann, Janet

Garter Snake has been on her own since birth. She has learned important skills including how to find meals and protect herself from enemies such as crows and dogs. Now, her biggest struggle is to find a place to spend the winter months. Will she find a winter den before it gets too cold? Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Garter Snake at Willow Creek Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607272083
Halfmann, Janet
32 405 sec 1-6 860L Fiction
Groundhog at Evergreen Road
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Groundhog at Evergreen Road

Author: Korman, Susan

Groundhog has a busy day ahead of him. He leaves his mother's den to dig his own burrow. Groundhog is moving out, but little does he know, there are predators who are after him. Watch as he tries to escape from a dog and a red hawk. Will he get away? Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Groundhog at Evergreen Road is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592490240
Korman, Susan
32 422 sec 1-4 3.5 770L Fiction
Ladybug at Orchard Avenue
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Ladybug at Orchard Avenue

Author: Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen

Ladybug encounters many predators while hunting for food and searching for a winter home. Ladybug's bright red coloring helps to keep her safe, but will she find enough food and a safe shelter for the winter months ahead? Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Ladybug at Orchard Avenue is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781931465427
Weidner Zoehfeld, Kathleen
32 490 sec 1-6 3.8 790L Fiction
Little Black Ant on Park Street
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Little Black Ant on Park Street

Author: Halfmann, Janet

Little Black Ant spends the hot summer days on Park Street in search of meals for herself and her nest mates. Will she find enough food and make it back to her anthill safely? Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Little Black Ant on Park Street is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607270577
Halfmann, Janet
32 623 sec 1-6 950L Fiction
Mallard Duck at Meadow View Pond
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Mallard Duck at Meadow View Pond

Author: Pfeffer, Wendy

Growing up on the pond, Mallard Duck and his siblings have all sorts of adventure! Children will follow them as they grow from little hatchlings to young adults ready to migrate south for the winter. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Mallard Duck at Meadow View Pond is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273837
Pfeffer, Wendy
32 484 sec 1-6 1020L Fiction
Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way
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Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way

Author: Ring, Elizabeth

Beginning her journey in a backyard on Aster Way, Monarch Butterfly flies across the country down to Mexico to spend the winter. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273844
Ring, Elizabeth
32 576 sec 1-6 880L Fiction
Opossum at Sycamore Road
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Opossum at Sycamore Road

Author: Walker, Sally M.

It's nighttime. Opossum and her four babies waddle across a backyard, rummaging through trash cans for food. Suddenly a dog pops out of nowhere! Will Opossum be able to protect her young? Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Opossum at Sycamore Road is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273851
Walker, Sally M.
32 548 sec 1-6 830L Fiction
Raccoon at Clear Creek Road
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Raccoon at Clear Creek Road

Author: Otto, Carolyn B.

Raccoon ventures into a creek to find dinner. Suddenly she is swept to the opposite side, far from her babies. Now she must find her way back to protect her young. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Raccoon at Clear Creek Road is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781592494811
Otto, Carolyn B.
32 519 sec 1-6 3.3 660L Fiction
Red Bat at Sleepy Hollow Lane
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Red Bat at Sleepy Hollow Lane

Author: Halfmann, Janet

As spring turns into fall, Red Bat's two babies grow larger. The weather becomes colder, and Red Bat's babies need to learn how to fly. Will they be ready in time to fly south? Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Red Bat at Sleepy Hollow Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273875
Halfmann, Janet
32 487 sec 1-6 960L Fiction
Red Fox at Hickory Lane
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Red Fox at Hickory Lane

Author: Hollenbeck, Kathleen M.

Red Fox makes his way back to his mate and his four small kits. They spend the night feeding their young and teaching them to hunt. When a fierce coyote attacks the fox family, it will be up to their father to save them. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Red Fox at Hickory Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273882
Hollenbeck, Kathleen M.
32 447 sec 1-6 770L Fiction
River Otter at Autumn Lane
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River Otter at Autumn Lane

Author: Gates Galvin, Laura

Children can join River Otter as she nurses her newborn cubs and eventually teaches them how to swim. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, River Otter at Autumn Lane is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781607273899
Gates Galvin, Laura
32 408 sec 1-6 880L Fiction
Screech Owl at Midnight Hollow
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Screech Owl at Midnight Hollow

Author: Lamm, C. Drew

Father Screech Owl hunts for food to feed his five growing nestlings. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Screech Owl at Midnight Hollow is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. Watch your children have a blast reading and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!

ISBN: 9781568992648
Lamm, C. Drew
32 482 sec 1-7 3.4 820L Fiction
Carolina's Gift: A Story of Peru
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Carolina's Gift: A Story of Peru

Author: Diaz, Katacha

Carolina and her mother are going to the plaza to find a birthday gift for Carolina's grandmother. But there are so many things to see and so many gifts to choose from!

ISBN: 9781568996967
Diaz, Katacha
32 230 sec 1-5 4.1 750L Fiction
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